Hermanus

Hermanus, situated on the southern coast of South Africa, is one of the most popular Southern Right whale watching spots during July to October. It is also a popular retirement location in the Overberg region of the Western Cape province.

THINGS TO DO
Heart of Abalone

Heart of Abalone

Heart of Abalone farm tours in Hermanus teaches you more about abalone (perlemoen): see it, feel it, and even taste it. Polished shells, jewelry and canned and dried abalone are for sale.

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Hermanus Cliff Path

Hermanus Cliff Path

The Cliff Path not only affords some of the best land-based whale watching in the world from June to December, but it is also a nature lover's paradise.

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SA Forest Adventures Hermanus

SA Forest Adventures Hermanus

Trained in all things adventure, the highly skilled guides at SA Forest Adventures will get you smiling with a selection of adventurous activities, while ensuring your utmost safety.

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Southern Right Charters

Southern Right Charters

Experience boat-based whale watching with Southern Right Charters aboard their purpose-built catamaran. Friendly crew and knowledgeable guides add a personal touch for an all-round great adventure.

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The Whale House Museum

The Whale House Museum

Entering the main hall, the giant whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling is the first thing you see. Informative exhibits teach visitors how to identify the whales that visit these shores.

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food and wine
Bientang's Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar

Bientang's Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar

Bientang's Cave Restaurant, located inside a cave previously inhabited by a Koi Strandloper of the same name, spills out onto the rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus.

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Char'd Grill & Wine Bar

Char'd Grill & Wine Bar

Simple, innovative, elegant and flavourful food at bespoke Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, with elements of industrial and steampunk design.

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De Vette Mossel

De Vette Mossel

At De Vette Mossel Hermanus, you can kick off your shoes, sip some wine, gaze over the water and indulge in perfectly prepared seafood in abundance!

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La Pentola Restaurant

La Pentola Restaurant

Daily specialities reflect the constant flow of culinary La Pentola innovations, incorporating a large variety of seasonal ingredients available in the Overberg region

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La Vierge

La Vierge

Enjoy a glass of award winning wine on the patio overlooking the vineyards in the Hemel en Aarde Valley while our expert chefs prepare your meal.

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Lemonicious

Lemonicious

Lemonicious is one of the locals' most-loved restaurants in Hermanus, serving Seafood, Sushi and Grills with a Whale of a View.

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Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket Hermanus offers delicious Mediterranean inspired seafood and is South Africa's most loved seafood restaurant.

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Pear Tree Bistro

Pear Tree Bistro

Pear Tree Bistro, situated on the Piazza of Hermanus with a scenic view and outside seating, offers a modern bistro feel with creative and tasteful dishes.

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Rossi's Italian Restaurant

Rossi's Italian Restaurant

Enjoy true Italian hospitality in the heart of Hermanus. Rossi's Italian restaurant serves up traditional Italian meals that leave both locals and visitors to this seaside town yearning for more.

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Sumaridge Estate Wines

Sumaridge Estate Wines

Sumaridge Estate Wines lies gracefully in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, aptly named "Heaven and Earth", where cool maritime breezes add a touch of magic to grapes.

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reserves and parks
Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Walk, run, cycle on the Yellow route, birdwatch, photograph, picnic, discover fantastic flowers, enjoy great views, stay in the Galpin Mountain Hut, buy local plants, go geocaching or just sit and soak up the beauty of Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

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Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay, a coastal nature reserve in the south-western Cape, is situated just east of Hermanus and includes five coastal areas between Hermanus and Die Dam near Struisbaai.

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